24 January, 2020 9:39 AM

Supervising Attorney - Community College Project

The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations, personnel, and legal service provision at local community colleges, CARECEN offices, and other locations as needed. The Supervising Attorney works directly under the Managing Attorney and will assist the Managing Attorney in overseeing the department and other tasks as needed. The Supervising Attorney is also responsible for outreach and community education activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise and direct legal staff, including assigning work, monitoring timesheets, caseloads, plan and conduct legal case review, as well as trainings and other professional development activities for staff, and handling the process of discipline and grievance adjustment;
  • Conduct periodic written & performance evaluation for legal staff;
  • Provide individual consultations, prepare cases, represent applicants before DHS, in Immigration Court and on appeal;
  • Responsible for outreach and community education activities;
  • Respond to media requests on relevant immigration issues;
  • Participate in policy advocacy on immigration issues relevant to CARECEN’s mission;
  • Facilitate team meetings
  • Facilitate legal meetings when Managing Attorney or Legal Director is unavailable;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney or Legal Director.



  • Law degree and active admission to the bar of California
  • Excellent legal skills and broad knowledge of immigration law. 3-4 years of substantive immigration law experience strongly preferred;
  • Bilingual fluency in spoken and written (English/Spanish) preferred;
  • Experience supervising support staff;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of CARECEN;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Commitment to working in a diverse working environment;
  • Ability to develop and implement innovative models of service delivery with limited resources and leverage other community resources;
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse groups of individuals, including representatives of government, foundations, English/Spanish media, and other grassroots organizations;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently;
  • Must have a car and driver license, and must be willing to conduct community education/workshops and travel to various off-site locations. The position will involve some evening and weekend work.


Work Schedule:

Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with flexibility required based on the needs of the organization. The normal workweek for this full-time exempt position is 35 hours, but a greater emphasis is placed on meeting the responsibilities assigned to the position. Exempt employees do not receive overtime compensation, compensatory time off, or additional compensation beyond the salary assigned to the position.  Work is performed in a variety of work settings, including CARECEN’s offices, workspace provided by others (including community colleges), libraries and other government facilities, among others.


Travel Requirements:

Ability to travel to different Community Colleges, CARECEN offices, and other offsite locations. Work may comprise up to 50% of travel time. Mileage reimbursement is available. Ability to drive with a valid CA license and a registered vehicle is preferred.



CARECEN also offers a generous benefits package that has medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Supplemental insurance and a 403(b) retirement savings plan are also available. Paid time off is also provided.


To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and at least three references to Julie Mitchell, jmitchell@carecen-la.org.  Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Applicants must apply directly. CARECEN will not consider applications through legal recruiting/staffing agencies. No inquiries or phone calls from applicants or legal recruiters please.


CARECEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group identification, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, political affiliation, condition of physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation, in accordance with requirements of Federal and State laws.


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